Grass fires destroy home, burn barns in Pawnee County

Grass fires destroy home, burn barns in Pawnee County

28 November 2010

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USA —  Two grass fires resulted in a home being destroyed and several barns burned in Pawnee County on Sunday afternoon, firefighters said.

No injuries were reported.

Authorities said firefighters were dispatched to the fires in the southeast part of the county between 1 and 2 p.m.

Several area fire departments including Terlton and Cleveland, fought the grass fires, officials said.

The Tulsa chapter of the American Red Cross is providing beverages, snacks, meals and clothes to a family whose home was destroyed by fire, officials said.

With strong south winds, much of the area was under an elevated risk of fire danger on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

Forecasters said there was “very high fire weather potential” and a chance of thunderstorms on Monday, before a cold front moves through the area Monday night, resulting in high temperatures in the 40s on Tuesday.

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